Home Gaming Rumour: There’s surprise Borderlands 2 DLC coming to connect to Borderlands 3

Rumour: There’s surprise Borderlands 2 DLC coming to connect to Borderlands 3

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Borderlands 3 is coming later this year, and I’m increasingly becoming excited about it. That’s despite the fact that every time Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford seems to open his mouth, stupidity flows out of it. Games aren’t made by single people in vacuums though, so I’m happy to support the hundreds of people making the game, when evidence suggests their boss might not be the nicest person on the planet. I’m veering off topic though. The point is that we’re getting more Borderlands – but we might be getting even more than anticipated.

According to one juicy rumour via PlayStation Lifestyle, there’s some surprise Borderlands 2 DLC coming around E3 that’ll bridge the gap between that game, and the planetary-hopping sequel Borderlands 3.

Says the site, citing their own “trusted anonymous source.”

“Titled Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary, the upcoming Borderlands 2 expansion will allow players to get in one last hurrah, and sate the thirst for Borderlands that you might be feeling for the next few months. Our source tells us that the Borderlands 2 DLC will be dropping sometime during E3 week, so if you need to redownload the game and get it updated in preparation, you might want to start now.”

I’m not sure about this one, to be honest. It could be that it’ll be DLC for the Handsome Collection, available on PCs and modern console systems, but that would leave Xbox 360 and PS3 Borderlands players eating Pandoran dust. I doubt anyone would release anything on those systems now, especially given the certification requirements.

It sort of makes sense. For starters, we know that the ship in Borderlands 3 that serves as tour home base is called Sanctuary 3, but there’s no mention of a Sanctuary 2 within Borderlands established canon. We’ve also seen that Lilith from the second game is very much alive and well in the third, so it could be that she’s the character that binds the whole thing together.

I’d really like for it to be true. I’d love a little more Borderlands, even if it’s just to rid myself of memories of the entirely middling Pre Sequel.

Last Updated: May 29, 2019


  1. Pariah

    May 29, 2019 at 10:08

    There have been lots of hints to this over the last couple months. Steam’s db info for BL2 has been active recently implying work on the game, and from comments it’s been significant work, not just patch-level stuff. They also added a new rarity – rainbow – along with the HD update. This isn’t used in-game yet, and general thoughts are that it’s going to be used with the upcoming DLC.


  2. RinceThis

    May 29, 2019 at 10:08

    Please be true! BE TRUE! LIVE!


  3. Magoo

    May 29, 2019 at 10:26

    It’s probably happening. Data miners and long time players have been calling it since the last update added an array of assets including a new “rainbow” rarity.


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 29, 2019 at 10:50

    “Games aren’t made by single people in vacuums though”

    Wow, that would really suck!


    • Admiral Chief

      May 29, 2019 at 10:57

      I know, what about people in relationships


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 29, 2019 at 10:57

        People who make games don’t have relationships, where would they find the time?


        • Admiral Chief

          May 29, 2019 at 11:16

          In the Matrix


  5. G8crasha

    May 29, 2019 at 11:55

    Any excuse to dust off Borderlands 2!


  6. Craig "Crios" Boonzaier

    May 29, 2019 at 12:17

    Please just don’t be an Epic Store exclusive DLC


    • Pariah

      May 29, 2019 at 12:43

      That would alienate 100% of the install base for BL2. Considering it’s not available on the Epic Store at all.


      • Craig "Crios" Boonzaier

        May 29, 2019 at 12:44

        True that, but I wouldn’t put it past their grubby little paws


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